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New Samsung Gear S2 update brings battery life-related optimizations

Samsung has started pushing out a new update to its Gear S2 smartwatch. Arriving as build number XXU2EQJ2 and weighing in at 22MB, it’s not a big update, but does bring along some optimizations aimed at increasing the battery life. In addition, the update also includes some security enhancements. Currently, units in Europe (the Netherlands to be specific) are getting the update, ... Read More »

Samsung Gear Sport Smartwatch, Gear Fit 2 Fitness Tracker, IconX Earbuds Launched at IFA 2017

HIGHLIGHTS On the sidelines of IFA, Samsung unveiled three wearable devices The company’s IconX earbuds rival Apple’s AirPods Gear Sport, IconX, and Fit2 Pro offer offline Spotify music On the sidelines of the IFA trade show in Berlin on Wednesday, Samsung unveiled the Gear Sport smartwatch, Gear Fit2 Pro fitness tracker, and its Apple AirPods rival IconX 2018 wireless earbuds, furthering its commitment to making waves ... Read More »

Vizio adds Google Home support to its SmartCast TVs and home audio gear

In 2016, Vizio was big on building Google Cast support (the underpinnings of Chromecast) into its TVs, home theater displays, soundbars, and wireless speakers via the SmartCast line. For 2017, Vizio’s adding Google Home compatibility. Instead of casting media from a phone or tablet (like a sucker!) Vizio owners can now verbally order Google Home to play music from Spotify ... Read More »

Samsung Gear VR (2016) currently going for $60 in US

The Samsung Gear VR (2016), which was unveiled alongside the ill-fated Galaxy Note7, has received a price cut in the US. Specifically, Amazon US has the headset listed on its website for just under $60, or $59.99 to be precise. A quick look at the South Korean company’s US website reveals that the VR headset is being officially sold for ... Read More »

Watch face app Facer 3.0 adds support for Samsung Gear S3

Custom watch face app Facer now supports a third platform – Samsung’s Tizen. This allows Gear S3 users to tap into the 15,000 watch faces that close to one million Android Wear and Apple Watch users have been enjoying. The app supports Gear’s always-on feature so a full-color, fully animated watch face will be constantly visible, bringing smartwatches one step ... Read More »

Latest Samsung Gear S2 update brings a slew of Gear S3 features

When Samsung introduced the Gear S3 family of devices at this year’s IFA, it definitely took a big and ambitious stem forward in the smartwatch realm. However, the Korean giant decided not to ditch last year’s Gear S2 and continue to sell and improve it. Not only is the S2 smaller and will cater to a different audience, it also ... Read More »

AT&T starts taking pre-orders for the Samsung Gear S3 frontier LTE tomorrow

Earlier today Samsung decided to finally share availability details for its Gear S3 smartwatches. That information, however, only applies to the devices that will be sold through big third party retailers such as Amazon and Best Buy, and also by Samsung itself. The Korean company mentioned that the LTE-capable Gear S3 frontier model would be available from AT&T, T-Mobile, and ... Read More »

Samsung Gear S3 to carry €399 price tag in Europe

Samsung has announced pricing information for its latest Gear S3 smartwatch, which wasunveiled by the company at the ongoing IFA conference in Berlin. The wearable, as you might already know, comes in two variants: Classic and Frontier. The South Korean company has confirmed that both variants will carry a price tag of €399 (around $445) in Europe. There’s, however, currently ... Read More »

Samsung Gear S3 to be outed on September 1, event invite reveals

Vlad, 12 August, 2016 Samsung Android Wear Smart wearables It looks like the rumors about the upcoming Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch have been true. The Korean company has started sending out invites for an event at IFA in Berlin on September 1. And while the Gear S3 isn’t mentioned by name in the invite (which you can see to the ... Read More »

Samsung Gear S2 classic 3G is first device with eSIM – a virtual, remotely-activated SIM

SIM cards have gone from regular through mini and micro to nano and soon they will be the size of electrons. The Samsung Gear S2 classic 3G is the first product to support this new standard called eSIM. This is a built-in, programmable SIM that allows users to remotely connect to a device to a mobile network. This makes it ... Read More »